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1Relating to or denoting members of an ancient nomadic people who overran Asia Minor in the 7th century BC.
indistinct, faint, vague, ill-defined, unclear, blurred, blurry, misty, hazy, foggy, veiled, cloudy, clouded, nebulous, fuzzyView synonyms
- ‘The Cimmerian islands, the present Turkey, Iran and Tibet, broke completely free of the Australian craton and moved rapidly to the north.’
- ‘A full Jurassic succession is rarely preserved in the southern North Sea Basin because of erosion associated with the late Cimmerian unconformity.’
- ‘Like other blocks of the Cimmerian continent, the Baoshan block rifted from Gondwanaland.’
- ‘Throughout this interval the Indo-China, Sibumasu and Cimmerian mini-continents lay just to the south/west of South China and were slowly amalgamating with that block.’
- ‘Cimmeria begins its collision with Laurasia to form the Cimmerian orogeny.’
Relating to or denoting members of a mythical people who lived in perpetual mist and darkness near the land of the dead.
- ‘There the people dwell, Of the Cimmerians, in eternal cloud And darkness.’
- ‘His eyes adjusted to the now familiar gloom of the Cimmerian's headquarters.’
A member of the historical or mythological Cimmerian people.
- ‘Although this is billed as a Conan story, we really don't see too much of the Cimmerian warrior.’
- ‘In this sequel to Conan the Barbarian, Robert E. Howard's proud Cimmerian sets forth on a heroic quest to recover a magical treasure and restore the life of his beloved Valeria.’
Via Latin from Greek Kimmerios + -an.
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